Friday, July 28, 2006

In Praise of Sweatshops :: Greg Mankiw's Blog

Greg Mankiw, who put a lot of effort into naming his blog, draws our attention to Kristof writing in praise of sweatshops. See also Mankiw's followup from the satirical magazine The Onion.

Meanwhile, the latest Human Rights Watch report is out, this one focusing on domestic workers. It's disappointing, but true, that it is in homes working for families - not for Nike or some other major corporation - that workers are most likely to receive abusive treatment. Why? Because abuse is easiest to commit in the home without being caught.


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